Sunday, 21 September 2014

some product "empties"

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Stress Control Daily Cleansing Lotion. This is quite good. I use this not as a cleanser (don't really see how that would work) but as an acid toner on clean skin, usually in the morning. For me, I prefer to use a salicylic or BHA toner in the morning and a glycolic or AHA toner at night. This is one of a few cheap salicylic lotions that are much of a muchness imo. The ingredients aren't the best as it is an alarming bright green colour and it is heavily fragranced (I had this is a spray bottle in Turkey bc of aeroplane liquid regulations and if I inhaled any of the spray it was a bad situation). But my skin stayed relatively clear while using it and I would buy it again, I just tend to buy whatever is the cheapest at the time.
 Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser. This was also quite good. It smells really nice and minty and cleans your face thoroughly without drying anything out too much. However this is £18 for 150ml, and for me, that is too much for this particular product. I'm using the La Roche Posay Effaclar face wash now which is about £10 for 200ml, and I actually prefer it. So this is goodbye forever to this product.
Lacura Aqua Complete Multi Intensive Serum. I really do like this. It is from Aldi (#glam) and costs about £3 but it feels similar to much more expensive serums I've tried. I sort of used this as a serum and moisturiser two in one type deal and I used three (!!!) over the summer, because they were easy to pick up whilst I was moving around a lot. I haven't repurchased yet because I'm on a buying ban until I've used up all the other things I have, but this is well good! Will buy again for a light daytime moisturiser which is still really hydrating, non-comedogenic and cheap as balls.
 Ren Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser. Very satisfying to say out loud. I got it and I liked it, then I hated it (felt like it was leaving a greasy film), then I decided to finish it off and by the end I liked it again. It seems really moisturising to me, but definitely good for mildly spotty skin. If you have more moderate to severe acne I think this probably would be a bit greasy, and there is probably a better cleanser out there for you. Although I do like clay-based cleansers, I wouldn't buy this again because I find for my skin the Neutrogena clay cleanser does a really similar job without the greasy feeling and is cheaper.

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